Archive for April 2014

Steelcase becomes the 15th largest renewable energy purchaser in the United States

On March 13, 2014 Steelcase announced it was increasing its purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to the equivalent of 100% of our global electricity consumption. This investment in renewable energy makes Steelcase the 15th largest renewable energy purchaser in the United States according to the US EPA Green Power Partnership. Steelcase was a founding member…

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April Battle of the Buildings Education Program: Green Revolving Funds

On April 18, the USGBC West Michigan hosted Dr. Heun for his presentation on Green Revolving Funds at Clark Retirement Community to over 50 attendees. This event was a part of the Battle of the Buildings monthly education program. Battle of the Buildings is an awards and recognition program for energy use reduction in the…

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Stair Week Michigan coming September 8-14, 2014

In early April, USGBC’s President and CEO, Rick Fedrizzi, said, “The green building community has a historic opportunity to use medical science to create better buildings. Human health as a pillar of sustainability has long been reflected in LEED, and GBCI’s new role as the third-party certifier for the WELL Building Standard will enable us…

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Amway’s newest LEED Building: Research and Development Lab

The USGBC West Michigan Chapter would like to congratulate Amway on their recent achievement of LEED for Commercial Interiors – Silver level certification at their Research and Development lab building. This building is located in the global headquarters complex in Ada, MI. Research and Development (R&D) at Amway has seen significant growth from the time…

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